Patients With Chronic Pain Turn From Prescription Opioids To Medical MarijuanaWith the growing opioid epidemic, doctors are looking into alternatives to addictive prescriptions for treating chronic pain. Some experts believe medical marijuana could help curb the nation’s narcotic drug crisis.
Medical Marijuana Company To Begin Home Delivery Service In NYC, Long IslandVireo Health of New York will begin deliveries Friday to patients in Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau and parts of Suffolk County who suffer from debilitating diseases, such as cancer and Lou Gehrig's disease.
New York Expands Medical Marijuana Guidelines To Include Treating Chronic PainCurrently, the ten qualifying conditions include cancer, HIV or AIDS, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, ALS, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, neuropathy, inflammatory bowel disease and some spinal cord injuries.
CBS2 Exclusive: Tour One Of New York's Medical Marijuana Production FacilitiesNew York's new medical marijuana program is going through some growing pains. CBS2's Brian Conybeare takes an exclusive look inside one of only five legal pot production facilities in the state.
Christie Signs Bill Approving Marijuana For PTSD TreatmentVeterans and others in New Jersey can now legally treat their post-traumatic stress disorder with marijuana.
New York Looks To Expand Medical Marijuana ProgramMore than 7,000 New Yorkers have signed up since New York began allowing patients with certain conditions to obtain non-smokeable marijuana preparations early this year through one of the most cautious medical marijuana programs in the nation. Now, the state is looking to expand it, with plans for home delivery and more dispensaries.
NJ Assembly Passes Bill Allowing Medical Marijuana Use For PTSDThe Democrat-led Assembly voted 55-14, with seven abstentions on Thursday. The bill heads to the Senate for consideration.
CT Senate Approve Bill To Allow Minors Access To Medical MarijuanaThe Senate late Friday voted 23-11 in favor of the bill, which already passed in the House of Representatives. It now moves to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s desk.
CBS Poll: National Support For Marijuana Legalization Reaches All-Time HighAccording to a new CBS News poll, 56 percent of Americans support the legalization of marijuana, up three points from 53 percent.
Competition Among New Jersey Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Causing Prices To FallNew medical marijuana dispensaries in New Jersey are causing prices to fall as they compete with other dispensaries in the state.
Connecticut Lawmakers Pushing To Give Minors Access To Medical MarijuanaShould chronic and terminally ill young people, 18 and under, be allowed medical use of marijuana?
NJ Assemblyman Wants To Allow Medical Marijuana Use For Menstrual CrampsAssemblyman Tim Eustace, D-Paramus, wants to add menstrual cramps to the list of ailments approved for medical marijuana.